or kyathos
plural cyathi
or kyathoi
: a long-handled cup or earthenware ladle used especially in ancient Greece for filling drinking cups with wine
plural cyathi [New Latin, from Latin] : any small cup-shaped cavity or organ of a plant
especially : cupule sense 1c
capitalized [New Latin, from Latin] : a genus of bird's-nest fungi having the fruit body narrowed at the base and flaring at the top compare nidulariaceae

Word History


Latin & Greek; Latin cyathus, from Greek kyathos; akin to Greek koilos hollow

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“Cyathus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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